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The Courts

May 22, 2018 | Daily News

Two Tennessee-based companies are asking a Texas court to let them intervene as plaintiffs in the case brought by 20 GOP-led states that want to throw out the entire Affordable Care Act now that Congress has repealed the individual mandate.

May 21, 2018 | Daily News

The U.S. Supreme Court Monday (May 21) declined to take up a case brought by a coalition of drug makers challenging consumers' standing to sue over money lost due to a product design that allegedly wastes a portion of that product.

May 16, 2018 | Daily News

A federal appeals court on Wednesday (May 16) dismissed the administration's appeal of a lower court ruling on the ACA's cost-sharing reduction payments, effectively ending House Republicans' participation in the matter.

May 16, 2018 | Daily News

A federal court in Texas has agreed to let 17 Democratic attorneys general intervene in a lawsuit to defend the Affordable Care Act against 20 GOP-states that say the law is unconstitutional and should be tossed now that Congress has repealed the individual mandate.

May 10, 2018 | Daily News

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin (R) is urging a federal judge in Kentucky to issue an expedited ruling in the lawsuit Bevin brought against 16 Medicaid beneficiaries on the validity of the state's planned work requirements and other coverage restrictions.

May 07, 2018 | Daily News

HHS has agreed to pay New York and Minnesota a combined $170 million in basic health plan (BHP) payments by next Monday (May 14) and to publish a revised BHP payment methodology by July 2 as part of an agreement leading to dismissal of the states’ lawsuit over HHS’ earlier move to cut cost-sharing reductions from BHPs.

May 04, 2018 | Daily News

A federal appeals court on Friday (May 4) heard oral arguments in the lawsuit brought by the American Hospital Association, America's Essential Hospitals, Association of American Medical Colleges and three hospitals over the cuts to Medicare Part B reimbursement for 340B drugs, and AHA says the court seemed most interested in whether Medicare law precludes judicial review of CMS' rule implementing the cuts.

May 04, 2018 | Daily News

The federal government is appealing a Texas judge’s ruling that would free states from having to reimburse Medicaid managed care plans for a tax imposed by the Affordable Care Act.

May 04, 2018 | Daily News

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board has quickly changed its policy on partially instituting inter partes patent reviews, following what some attorneys are calling a landmark ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in SAS Institute v. Iancu that held the statute requires the board to act on all claims or none at all.

May 02, 2018 | Daily News

The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America and the Biotechnology Innovation Organization are attempting to use the generic lobby’s recent legal victory against Maryland's price-gouging law to boost their efforts to block a drug-pricing law in Nevada. PhRMA is taking a similar tact in California.

April 30, 2018 | Daily News

The 20 GOP-led states that say the ACA should be invalidated now that Congress has repealed the individual mandate told a federal court Monday (April 30) that a group of 17 Democratic attorneys generals should not be allowed to intervene in the case.

April 30, 2018 | Daily News

A group of 17 Democratic attorneys general asked a federal court in Texas to expedite a decision on whether the AGs can intervene in a lawsuit filed by 20 GOP-led states seeking to toss out the Affordable Care Act, stressing time is of the essence because the government is slated to weigh in June 7 on the request for a preliminary injunction to end enforcement of the ACA.

April 26, 2018 | Daily News

Lawyers for the Trump administration and Kentucky told a federal judge Wednesday (April 25) that Medicaid beneficiaries in Kentucky do not have legal standing to challenge work requirements and other coverage limitations in the state’s Medicaid program, and that the limitations are well within the federal government's authority to approve.

April 26, 2018 | Daily News

Knowledge Ecology International is suing the National Institutes of Health over the agency’s plan to issue Kite Pharma an exclusive license to a government-developed CAR-T cancer therapy.

April 24, 2018 | Daily News

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 7-2 Tuesday (April 24) that the Patent and Trademark Office's inter partes review process does not violate the constitution even though it doesn’t provide the same guardrails as federal courts, marking a major win for generic drug makers and a loss for brand manufacturers.

April 24, 2018 | Daily News

The U.S Supreme Court decided 5-4 Tuesday (April 24) that the Patent Trial and Appeal Board may not choose to decide the validity of a subset of patents challenged in an inter partes review, and instead must make a determination as to all of the patents challenged.

April 19, 2018 | Daily News

Federal Court of Claims Judge Margaret Sweeney on Tuesday (April 17) rejected the Justice Department's bid to block class action status in a lawsuit over the administration's decision to cut off cost-sharing reduction payments to insurers, instead certifying Common Ground Health Cooperative's case and requiring the government provide the plaintiff's a list of potential class members by May 18.

April 16, 2018 | Daily News

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is countering arguments that it doesn't have standing to sue FDA for the agency's delay of the tobacco deeming rule compliance dates.

April 13, 2018 | Daily News

A federal appeals court handed the generic drug industry a major win Friday (April 13) by ruling against Maryland's first-in-the-nation generic drug price gouging law.

April 11, 2018 | Daily News

A federal judge suggested Tuesday (April 10) that the high-profile lawsuit challenging CMS' approval of work requirements in Kentucky's Medicaid program could have far-reaching implications on the ability of other states to enact similar policies, and ruled that the national significance of the case means it should proceed in federal court in DC, not in Kentucky.